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    • Sparsholt College Leisure Programme - Spring and Summer 2012 1
    • With a heritage spanning nearly one hundred years, Sparsholt College is home to some of the finest facilities in the country for training in rural pursuits. These facilities are available to you to try your hand at a new skill or perhaps develop a long-held interest. The leisure programme brings together the best aspects of living in the heart of Hampshire. Connecting with the countryside around us and developing knowledge and empathy with rural life brings an extraordinary sense of wellbeing. Each area has top class facilities to enable you to explore your interest and talents in a practical way. With small groups of like-minded people, our expert staff will guide and encourage you in a relaxed and friendly environment.2
    • Animal Care The joy of owning and caring for animals is expressed in our understanding of their needs and welfare. These courses are designed to help you get closer to your furry friend.Course Day Duration Time CostBackyard chickens and ducks Saturday 10 March Half day 9.30am - 12.00pm £30.00 A basic guide to keeping chickens and ducks Saturday 31 MarchSafe snakes Saturday 10 March Half day 9.30am - 12.00pm £30.00 Handling and caring for reptilesFurry friends Saturday 10 March Half day 9.30am - 12.00pm £30.00 Handling and health checks for guinea pigs and rabbits Saturday 21 AprilDangerous dragons Saturday 31 March Half day 9.30am - 12.00pm £30.00 Handling and health checks for lizardsRodent run Saturday 31 March Half day 9.30am - 12.00pm £35.00 Accommodation and enrichment for rodents Saturday 21 AprilCreepy critters Saturday 21 April Half day 9.30am - 12.00pm £30.00 Handling and caring for invertebratesDog agility Thursday 19 April 8 weeks 6.30pm - 7.30pm £95.00 Fun and fitness with your dog on Thursday eveningsFirst Aid for dogs and cats Saturday 25 February one day 9.30am - 4.30pm £95.00 Saturday 7 April Saturday 2 June Saturday 4 August 3
    • Aquatics and Fishing Sparsholt’s National Aquatics Centre is where the industry comes to train. These courses provide practical support, insider tips and cutting- edge knowledge to bring the beauty of fish into your home.Course Day Duration Time CostKeeping a marine aquarium Saturday 10 March Half day 9.30am - 12.30pm £40.00 Setting up and maintaining a marine aquarium at homeIntroduction to fish keeping Saturday 31 March Half day 9.30am - 12.30pm £40.00 Planning and starting an aquarium at homeGet your pond ready for summer Saturday 21 April One day 9.30am - 3.30pm £85.00 Basic maintenance, filters, pumps, plants and fishIntroduction to fly fishing, including fly-tying and casting Saturday 21 April Half day 9.30am - 12.30pm £45.00Artisan Food From the field to the plate, the provenance of our food is key to flavour, welfare and keeping rural skills and traditions alive. These courses will enable you to make a connection with the produce at its freshest.Course Day Duration Time CostSausage making Saturday 25 February One day 10.00am - 4.00pm £86.00 Perfecting the art of delicious sausagesMake your own venison burgers Saturday 31 March Half day 9.30am - 12.00pm £34.00 Creating delicious burgers from Sparsholt venison Saturday 21 April4
    • Conservation and Managing the Land Dappled natural woodland, a fresh-water lake, inquisitive sika deer: these courses allow you to immerse yourself in the fundamentals of our natural surroundings.Course Day Duration Time CostMoo Oink Baa: farm livestock for young and old Saturday 10 March Half day 9.30am - 12.00pm £24.00 for adults A guided walk of cattle, pigs and sheep £12.00 under 12s Saturday 31 March Saturday 21 AprilNative trees Saturday 21 April Half day 9.30am - 11.30am £30.00 Identifying trees and their secret worldWildflowers and butterflies Saturday 21 April Half day 9.30am - 12.00pm £24.00 for adults Identify Hampshire’s natural treasures on a guided walk £12.00 under 12sManaging a smallholding Monday 23 April Two days 9.30am - 4.30pm £175.00 Planning, livestock, crops and small business managementShotgun safety for 14-16 year olds Wednesday 6 June Half day 9.00am - 12.00pm £69.00 Introducing safe handling of sporting gunsShotgun safety for adults Wednesday 6 June Half day 1.30pm - 4.30pm £69.00 Care and safe management of your sporting gun 5
    • Equine Centre Using Olympic-training standard facilities, our courses in horse management will enable you to develop a deeper knowledge of horses and get the most from your riding experience.Course Day Duration Time CostHorse handling Saturday 10 March Half day 9.30am - 12.00pm £35.00 Catching, leading and grooming with confidence Saturday 31 March Saturday 21 AprilLungeing horses Saturday 10 March Half day 9.30am - 12.00pm £35.00 Technique and equipment Saturday 31 March Saturday 21 AprilHorse health Saturday 10 March Half day 9.30am - 12.00pm £35.00 Basic first aid and health Saturday 31 March Saturday 21 AprilHorse husbandry Saturday 28 April One day 10.00am - 4.00pm £45.00 Practical skills to care for a horseBHS Horse Owners Level 1 Saturday 3 March 3 Saturdays 10.00am - 4.00pm £185.00 Covering the BHS syllabus and preparation for examsBHS Horse Owners Level 2 Saturday 5 May 3 Saturdays 10.00am - 4.00pm £185.00 Covering the BHS syllabus and preparation for examsBHS Horse Owners Level 3 Saturday 16 June 3 Saturdays 10.00am - 4.00pm £185.00 Covering the BHS syllabus and preparation for exams6
    • Gardening and Horticulture Famous as the home of Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time, the Potting Shed nestles quietly in the corner of the horticulture department. Covering several acres you can wander among the Hampshire collection of fruit trees, the green houses, flower beds and exotic plant house.Course Day Duration Time CostSoft fruit and fruit tree pruning Saturday 10 March Half day 9.30am - 12.00pm £35.00 Pruning trees and soft fruits to improve yieldPropagation for beginners Saturday 10 March Half day 9.30am - 12.00pm £35.00 Improve your growing skills with propagation techniquesHanging baskets Saturday 31 March Half day 9.30am - 12.00pm £35.00 Planting and maintaining beautiful baskets Saturday 21 AprilMake a bird box for your garden Saturday 10 March Half day 9.30am - 11.30am £35.00 Build your own bird box from local timber Saturday 31 March Saturday 21 AprilSpring lawn renovation Saturday 31 March Half day 9.30am - 12.00pm £35.00 Renovate your lawn ready for summer Saturday 21 AprilLawnmower preparation for the new season Saturday 31 March Half day 9.30am - 12.00pm £35.00 Prepare your petrol lawnmower for the summerBasic chainsaw maintenance Saturday 31 March Half day 9.30am - 11.30am £35.00 Maintaining your chainsaw for safe and efficient use 7
    • Sparsholt College at the heart of Hampshires rural community Wessex Wedding Fayre Sunday 25 March 2012 How to book Bringing together Hampshire’s finest wedding suppliers Online at www.sparsholt.ac.uk to make your special day. Canapés, a glass of bubbly and a gift bag for every bride. Contact: leisure@sparsholt.ac.uk 0845 850 0916 Countryside Day Sparsholt College Hampshire, Winchester SO21 2NF Saturday 19 May 2012 A great day out for all the family at Hampshire’s leading college for the land and environment. Come and explore the whole campus and experience each of our learning areas in action, as well as demonstrations, a wide range of local crafts and produce and find out about the courses on offer at Sparsholt College. The perfect gift Hampshire Food Festival Gift vouchers are available for all our 1 - 30 July 2012 leisure courses, the perfect gift idea for Celebrate local food and farming during the annual Hampshire Food friends and family. Call 0845 850 0916. Festival. With around 100 different events held across the county, there’s something for everyone. 0845 850 0916 leisure@sparsholt.ac.uk www.sparsholt.ac.uk8